Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses As Career Women, And The Results Are Amazing
Artist reimagines Disney princesses as career women and starts the debate about "What if your favourite one had a different kind of happily ever after?"
Like most kids who grew up on Disney, I looked up to Disney princesses. Many would be quick to dismiss them as damsels in distress, but Disney princesses are badass — they're kind, brave, and hella resourceful. Enlisting the help of forest animals to do some heavy-duty house-cleaning? Snow White's got life all figured out.
But have you ever wondered what the Disney princesses would be doing if they had real-life careers?
Artist Matt Burt reimagined the Disney Princesses as career women for Simple Thrifty Living.
“I’ve seen numerous reimaginings of the princesses but not one like this — showing them as successful career women,” Burt told Scary Mommy. “To many people, the Disney princesses have become so much more than just characters in movies. I wanted to create these to inspire others in hopes that they can find a career that they love and a career that makes a difference.”
The results are pretty darn inspirational.
Here are just some of our favourites from Burt's list of Disney princesses as career women.
1. Aurora is a Coffee Company CEO
After being lulled into an enchanted sleep, you bet that Aurora would do anything in her power to stay awake when she needs to. It just makes sense that (the former) Sleeping Beauty would start a coffee company. Writes Burt, "Aurora is the founder and CEO of Spinning Wheel Coffee, one of the leading coffee chains in the nation."
2. Jasmine is a UN Ambassador
A princess not afraid to speak her mind and fight for the less fortunate, it's easy to picture Jasmine as a bright and capable politician. Burt imagines Jasmine advocating for her country Agrabah at the United Nations, and fighting for women's rights.
3. Ariel is a Pop Star and Record Producer
Ariel's voice is undeniably her biggest asset, which is why Burt reimagined her as a pop star who went multi-platinum with her single "Part of Your World". But Burt didn't stop there — he imagined her as a songwriter and record producer at her own label, Seven Seas Records.
4. Cinderella is an Animal Rights Activist
It just makes sense that Cinderella would be fighting for animal rights. After all, she frees mice from traps and clothes birds in "human" clothes. Burt imagined her as a founder of a nonprofit organisation committed to promoting animal rights.
5. Mulan is a Lawyer
No stranger to discrimination, Mulan would be fighting for equality. "With all the strength of a raging fire, she advocates for those who have faced adversity due to their gender," writes Burt.
6. Belle is a University Chancellor
Having her nose buried in books all day was bound to pay off. Belle would be a university chancellor committed to affordable education for all.
7. Snow White is a Leading Psychologist
After dealing with the seven dwarves' different personalities, Snow White would be an expert at helping people deal with their emotions. Burt imagined her as a leader in the field of mental health.
Looking for the other Disney princesses as career women? See them all here.
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